Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Teaching Children To Be Kind

It's week two of Warm Heart Wednesday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent.

Did you hear about the seven year old Texas boy in Pflugerville, Texas?  He definitely warmed my heart at a time when the world seemed so full of hate. 

A mosque in his small Texas town was found vandalized when community members arrived for morning prayer.  Feces were smeared on the sidewalk and torn pages of the Quran were thrown on the ground.  As the little boy's mother said, "It's disgusting, it's gross.  It doesn't matter what you believe, what I believe, or anybody believes, all faith is important." 

She explained to her son what had happened in terms he could understand.  She told him how someone had spread poop on a Muslim "church" and it was an awful thing to do.  She explained that every body's churches are important.  Little Jack understood and wanted to help.  He had been saving for an iPad and had almost $20 in his piggy bank, but decided he would donate his money to help.   He took it to the mosque and gave it to one of the mosque board members.  

You can watch the news story here.
Sometimes it isn't easy raising children in today's world.  Personally, I think Jack's mom is doing a great job.  She's teaching her son to pass on love and not hate.

A Muslim human rights lawyer who was moved by this story sent Jack an iPad on behalf of the Muslim community.  That kind gesture also warmed my heart.

Please visit Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants.  You can join in too!

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  1. Wonderful story that has touched the hearts of many people. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. A sweet story. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. That is a heart warming story, Betty. For some it is hard to accept those different from "us" but it is still another thing hard for me to accept is to show hate towards them.

    1. Are you going to a parade tomorrow? Our now six-year-old granddaughter liked our Houston Parade so good last year that by her popular demand, we are taking her again this year.

  4. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Love should be our motto - not hate.! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  5. What a very 'heart warming' story ~ There are more good people in the world than bad I believe ~ Peace and love

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

  6. Out of the mouths of babes. These stories truly warm my heart I hope your Thanksgiving Day was pleasant and you had a wonderful time with your family. Hugs, Anne

  7. Anonymous5:52 PM

    What a good mom! Too bad we couldn't keep that loving child's heart throughout our entire lives.

  8. You're right. That is a warm-hearted story. I wish all children were being taught as well.

  9. We need more people like this woman, her son, and the lawyer. And, you, too. Thank you.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  10. Betty, what a sweet story! That mom is really doing something right with her precious child.

  11. Oh Betty. This is such a beautiful story. I love when children shine their light in this world. Thank you for warming my heart!


  12. I hadn't heard this lovely story...thanks for sharing!

  13. I was going through e-mails and came upon your name Betty and realized I ahven''t visited your blog in awhile. This is a lovely story. I did not realize Jenny had a new meme--when my eyes are better I'll have to join in. Have a very Merry Christmas season!


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